MERCURY in retrograde is thought by astrologers to be a time when there is disruption and a breakdown of communication in people’s lives.
They say that we can expect “pandemonium” when the planet Mercury goes into retrograde between July 7 and August 2, so here is all you need to know and what you need to avoid doing.
When is Mercury next in retrograde in 2019?
A planet is classed as being in retrograde when it appears to move backwards, in an opposite direction to Earth.
The second Mercury Retrograde of the year began on July 7 and will come to an end on August 2.
The planet was in retrograde for the first time this year from March 5 until March 28.
The astrological occurrence will happen again from October 31 until November 20.
When is Mercury in retrograde in 2019?
- March 5 to March 28
- July 7 to August 2
- October 31 to November 20
What does Mercury in retrograde mean for astrologers?
Astrologers believe that when a planet is in retrograde, the areas of life it governs go into a sleeping or resting state.
And with Mercury acting as the messenger planet, stargazers believe it can result in arguments and misunderstandings.
They say that the closest planet to the sun rules all matters of communication and when it is in a resting state, chaos can ensue.
For people who take the star alignments seriously, at this time they will put off making big decisions, travel or confronting people about their problems.
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What do astrologers recommend you do when Mercury is in retrograde?
When Mercury is in retrograde, astrologers believe that its effects can creep up on everyone.
And with communication said to be affected, astrologers say it is advisable to take extra care when sending important emails or looking over instructions.
They also advise holding off signing any important contracts or making any binding decisions during this time.
If this can’t be avoided, astrologers say you should take a flexible approach such as being prepared for every eventuality and making contingency plans.